The Town of Firestone attended the United Power Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 15, 2013, to thank them for their donation to the Carbon Valley Help Center, which will help many people in need throughout the area. The Help Center was a recipient of a $10,000 donation from United Power as a result of the company’s commitment to give back after the Colorado flooding.
Trustee Matt Holcomb presented a Community in Motion award to the board of directors for their substantial contribution to the Help Center. “The Help Center has been able to quickly find its role in our community, especially throughout the recent flooding, and will even be more enabled given this generous gift from United Power,” he said. “Although United Power and the Help Center focus on different missions, they are both similarly focused on delivering the best they can for their members.”
The Carbon Valley Help Center began in March 2013 as a local nonprofit designed to help people in immediate need move toward self-sufficiency by unifying Carbon Valley resources. The center offers information referral and emergency food supply, and is staffed completely by volunteers.
Carbon Valley Help Center President Fred Skates said United Power’s donation will go toward maintaining the facility and replenishing food and supplies.
Rachel Flutcher, executive director of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, said United Power has continued to be a strong leader in the community, supporting not only the chamber but local businesses.
Firestone was represented by Mayor Pro-tem Paul Sorensen, Trustees Matt Holcomb, Darrell Walsh and George Heath and Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator Kristi Ritter. Also in attendance at the presentation was Rachel Flutcher, executive director of the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Carbon Valley Help Center board of directors Fred Skates, Felicia SmithGraybeal, Gloria Walsh and Sue Pilon.